Australian Marriage Equality (AME) today welcomed the motion by the Tasmanian Upper House giving in-principle support for same-sex marriage.

“This result shows how Governments around the nation can achieve marriage equality through the parliament”, Australian Marriage Equality National Spokesperson, Shirleene Robinson said.

“We have a number of marriage equality supporters in the Federal Parliament and its great to see the strong support from State and Territory MPs and Senators across the nation.

“Australian Marriage Equality continues to advocate for marriage equality to be achieved through a free vote in parliament but if we are faced with a plebiscite it’s important that we have a positive and inclusive national discussion on why marriage matters to all.

“Achieving marriage equality is about ensuring everyone that we know and love has the same opportunities to reach their full potential. It’s about members of our families, our friends, neighbours and workmates”, Dr Robinson said.

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